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Google

The food safety firm is using NGS testing and data analytics to create actionable information for retailers and manufacturers.

Organizations are pursuing various approaches to control mosquitos harboring dengue and Zika viruses, Technology Review reports.

DNAstack offers cloud-based access to bioinformatics solutions and mechanisms for sharing genomic data that leverage open APIs and resources. 

The project is utilizing an Illumina HiSeq X Ten sequencing system and includes a collaboration with Alphabet’s Verily Life Sciences.

The partners will evaluate various established research solutions including a number of variant calling methods for potential clinical use.

The partners are building applications on the Google cloud to store, process, explore, and share genomic and healthcare data.

It's Electric

GlaxoSmithKline and Verily Life Sciences form Galvani Bioelectronics.

A key feature of the platform is iMethods, which lets users pack their analysis tools and protocols in Docker containers and share them as part of their papers.

'Going Big'

Alphabet leadership and others defend Verily's ambitious projects, Stat News reports.

Verily's life science projects aren't living up to expectations, Stat News reports.

Pages

An opinion piece in the New York Times urges lawmakers to keep genetic protections in place.

Research funding in Canada is to remain mostly the same, ScienceInsider reports.

In Science this week: random DNA replication errors play role in cancer, and more.

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation embarks on an open-access publishing path.